Thursday, November 03, 2005

Über Christ Followers – Part 4 – Don Dukes

Luke 17:9
And the servant is not even thanked, because he is merely doing what he is supposed to do.

Now here’s a verse I’d like to rip right out of the Bible. I hate that Jesus even said this to His followers. Because when I’m a servant, I really want everyone to slap me on the back and congratulate me for my tremendous tendencies toward incredibly, spiritual servitude.

Several years ago, when I interned in ministry, I worked side by side in grounds maintenance with a man that taught me godly servant hood. Don Dukes demonstrated that serving was not a penalty for wrong doing. God has no penal colonies in ministry. A servant in the Lord’s household is being developed by God to bring honor to His Name and to illustrate Christ’s glory to a world that watches.

Don’s words to me are always seasoned with the grace and forgiveness of God. Anyone who comes in contact with Don Dukes walks away knowing that they are loved and cherished by their Heavenly Father. Anyone that shares time with Don becomes acquainted with how precious he or she is in the sight of God.

Don Dukes now pastors at Stillwater Calvary in Onley, Montana. He is also closely associated with Potter’s Field Ranch.


m brunjes said...

I can't Jesus doesn't include and incentive package!

It is always encouragin to be around who satisfaction is simply serving the Lord.

Oh one more thing, bring back the pasiely.

m brunjes said...

And I just remembered, I cant type!

Don Dukes' Update for You said...

Hello Brian! I am humbled that God would use me in your life and in the lives of others. I am not pastoring a church fellowship anymore as of two years ago and I'm not at the Ranch except for special events these days. I have been led by the Lord to start my own ministry called "Prayer For The Harvest Ministries"! Learn more at We are not supported by any "one" church or para-church ministry. We get donations from those who believe in this calling for such a time as this. We bless you Mondok Family! Deut. 28:1-14.